Chairman Announced For Ulster Savings Bank

KINGSTON – The Board of Trustees of Ulster Savings Bank announced the appointment of Charles ‘Bud’ Walker as its new chairman beginning in 2023.

Mr. Walker, who has chaired the HR committee and served on several others during his 10 years as a bank trustee, retired recently as the practice administrator at Hudson Valley Foot Associates in Kingston, the area’s leading provider of podiatric medical services. His 22-year tenure there saw the practice expand to seven counties with nine office locations.

A graduate of SUNY Ulster and SUNY Brockport, he currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Rip Van Winkle Council of Boy Scouts of America. During his time at the Council, he has served as past president and has chaired multiple committees. He launched the annual Sporting Clays for Scouting fundraiser which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Scouting programs in Ulster and Greene Counties. He also serves as chairperson of the Board of Trustees for the First Congregational Church of Saugerties, as well as past chairman of their Pastoral Search and Selection Committee.

Bud is a past president of the Community Rehabilitation Center Foundation (United Cerebral Palsy of Ulster County) where he received a National Award for Commitment to Excellence. For more than two decades, he served as a director and trustee for the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County. He has been active on the boards of many other local non-profit organizations, including the United Way of Ulster County and the BOCES Advisory Council.

Mr. Walker currently resides in Hurley.

About Ulster Savings Bank:
Headquartered in Kingston, New York, Ulster Savings Bank is a Mutual Savings Bank with assets of $1,3 billion. Ulster Savings Bank has 15 branches located in Kingston, Lake Katrine, Gardiner, Hyde Park, New Paltz, Newburgh, Phoenicia, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook, Saugerties, Stone Ridge, Wappingers Falls, and Woodstock. Additional mortgage lending offices are located in Orange, Dutchess, and Westchester counties.

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